Are you facing the new challenge of teaching remotely? School closures and absent students mean that a lot of teachers are being presented with a unique opportunity – to undertake the weird and wonderful task of online teaching!
Learning virtually comes with a whole range of ups and downs. From mastering technology to helping students concentrate and understand lessons from afar, it’s no surprise that a lot of teachers are feeling unsure about how to teach online. In these strange times, students may need the comfort of regular learning – online learning is a brilliant way to provide this. So, how do we help our students learn at home and minimise the disruption to their education? And how can we teach when we can’t be in the classroom?
How to Teach Online Classes – Online Lesson Builder
Home learning doesn’t have to be scary. We’ve developed a wonderful online tool for teaching from home that will keep your students engaged and make planning online lessons a breeze. Please welcome the FREE Online Lesson Builder.
Our builder lets you create as many lessons as you desire. You can even access them all from the easy-to-navigate hub! Not only this but once you’ve shared your lessons with your students, they’ll be able to access and download the Teach Starter resources without needing to create a Teach Starter account.
Upload Lesson Prompts for Online Learning
There are many great things about having a virtual classroom. Other than its ability to connect us with our students from afar, that is!
Digital classrooms enable us to delve into the internet and share interesting and wonderful stimulus videos and images with our students. With the online lesson builder, you can easily upload videos or images. This means that you can record a lesson from home, then upload and share it with your students.
If you wish to share a video from YouTube, it can also be easily embedded in the lesson builder.
You can also share lesson content by inputting text. And don’t forget, you may want to hyperlink to relevant websites!
Attach Teach Starter Resources to Learn at Home
To give context to your lesson, you’ll need engaging and fun teaching resources. Don’t worry, we have those in spades!
You can upload a number of Teach Starter resources to your digital lessons with the online lesson builder. Simply search for the resource you want to add, and it will sync automatically. No need for you to download it to your own computer and re-upload – it’s a time-saver!
The wonderful thing about being able to share a number of resources in one lesson is that you can easily differentiate for your students. Simply put any differentiation instructions in your lesson text and upload all the relevant resources.
Share Your Online Lesson
When your lesson is ready to go, you can share it with all the students who are learning from home. You can share directly to Google Classroom from the online lesson builder and your students can download their resources at home! Not using Google Classroom? That’s no problem either.
Simply share the URL in the bar on the right side of the lesson editor and supply your students with the unique 4-digit code. Simple as that.
This means all your lesson content will be secure, as only students with the pin and URL will have access.
How Else Can We Help You?
In times of uncertainty, it’s comforting to know that we can educate the students in our care with as little disruption as possible. That’s why you can rely on Teach Starter to be there for you with everything you need to get you through this challenging time. We’ve put together a number of options to make this period as easy for teachers and students as possible.
For more information, read our blog COVID-19: Teach Starter’s Support for Schools, Teachers, Parents & Students Affected
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